Autumn Skincare Tips
With a new season just around the corner, you should be thinking about switching up your autumn skincare routine to reflect the change in seasons. If you’re unsure what this means for your skin, you’re definitely in the right place. Simply scroll down to find out more about how you can adjust your routine as the weather gets colder and the nights draw in.
Hydration Is Key When It Comes To Autumn Skincare
As autumn rolls around, you’ll probably find yourself spending more time inside with central heating. When you do venture outside, you might get battered by cold, harsh winds. This means your skin requires increased hydration to see it through to spring.
The thin skin on your lips and around your eyes will no doubt feel the cold the most, and you might notice these areas becoming much drier than they have been in recent months. Adding an eye cream to your routine (if you haven’t already) and keeping a lip balm close at all times will combat these issues.
When it comes to the rest of your skin, using a thicker moisturiser should do the trick. If you need an extra boost, it might be worth introducing an oil into your routine. Oils improve the quality of your skin in the short term and in the long term, increasing your skin’s ability to retain moisture – a win-win, really.
Don’t Skip SPF – An Autumn Skincare Tip For All
One of the biggest mistakes people make once summer has ended is skipping the SPF. Sadly, the damage that UV radiation causes doesn’t take a break when the sun stops shining. SPF should therefore be an integral part of your skincare routine no matter what season we’re in.
The sun’s rays really are just as harmful come rain or shine and continuing to apply SPF will only ever benefit you and your skin! As well as being the first line of defence against skin cancer, SPF will slow down the visible signs of ageing and prevent hyperpigmentation not only from forming, but from getting worse too.
Once age spots and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation have appeared, exposure to UV rays without adequate protection often makes these things worse. If you’re unfamiliar with the difference between post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation and scarring, this blog will be able to shed some light.
Pay Attention To Any Changes
It’s perfectly normal for your skin to change with the seasons but it’s important to pay attention to these changes as and when they occur. There’s no need to panic if you start to develop more spots than usual as the weather gets colder – our skin doesn’t always appreciate this shift and spots are just its way of reacting to these changes.
Understanding what is going on with your skin can be difficult, especially to the untrained eye. If your skin has gone a bit haywire and isn’t showing any signs of calming down, it might be time to book a Skin Health Assessment. A Skin Health Assessment is a comprehensive evaluation of your skin and general health. It will allow Dr Firas Al-Niaimi to advise you on how to care for your skin to suit your specific concerns going forward.
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With over twenty years of experience, there are very few conditions and concerns that Dr Firas can’t treat. After conducting a Skin Health Assessment, he will be able to formulate a treatment plan to get your skin back on track.
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